Updating the bios with the q flash utility

This isn’t a big deal as I’ve flashed more than a few BIOSes over the years, however the way this one was done was, shall we say, a bit unique.Most motherboards have some sort of software utility that allows the reading of a BIOS image on a USB stick.If you determine to flash BIOS, you are taking a personal risk of BIOS flash failure.Please contact your supplier or our distributors/resellers for further remedy in case system crashes unfortunately because of BIOS flash failure.A few examples: On GIGABYTE motherboards, the built-in utility is called Q-Flash, accessible via END key on your keyboard on boot.On ASUS motherboards you can ordinarily mash F2 on boot and the utility to read a BIOS flash image from a USB stick should invoke.And be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system.

Don't try to get to q-flash before you enter or exit bios. First of all, be sure you are leaving the USB drive plugged in when you reboot to enter Qflash.

(Not all motherboards support Q-Flash™, please use @BIOS™ or DOS flash utility to update BIOS if your motherboard does not have Q-Flash™.)Before using Q-Flash utility, go to GIGABYTE website to download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your motherboard model.

Extract the file and save the new BIOS file to your floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard drive.

Or you may also use the "Browse" Button and choose where to extract the files. Fxx file Extracted out of this file to flash with Qflash by using Winrar to extract the files as well if you like.

Or may now simply double click and extract the BIOS files without Winrar.

Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.

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Its not so strange, since you always should try to avoid flash/update BIOS from Windows environment.

Our software that comes along with the BIOS, when you download from our homepage, needs to be execute from ”DOS” and not Windows.

Yes it may work for you once or twice but if you keep using it you will find out the hard way it is not a good idea. FAT32/16/12 Partition on your disk (FAT32 Is best) 4.

Windows based flashing has always been looked down on and likely will never be a accepted or recommended method to flash a BIOS A few @BIOS "Bad flash" notes will be below Now that the Much needed warning is out of the way, onto the subject at hand 1. A Bootable FAT32/16/12 USB Flash drive (Only needed if you have issues with a normal USB/Qflash Method) A bootable USB Drive is Useful if you have issues with a normal USB type Qflash flash, or are trying to recover from a bad flash.........otherwise making a Bootable one is not necessary.

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